IMPROVING FLEET CARBON EMISSIONS
Transportation exhaust is one of the nation’s most pervasive sources of toxic air pollution. Diesel exhaust is some of the worst, and in the past diesel trucks and buses have been the most difficult to electrify. The sheer weight of many trucks has historically made developing EV options for the nation’s fleets an arduous process. But at Motiv, we thrive on tough complicated problems, especially ones that have the potential to improve the lives of generations to come.
THE SECRET LIFE OF SOOT
America’s eight million fossil fueled buses and trucks on the road today emit a wide variety of pollutants. The EPA estimates that diesel exhaust from all sources leads to “21,000 premature deaths each year and create(s) a cancer risk that is seven times greater than the combined risk of all 181 other air toxins tracked by the EPA.” Most recently, scientists have learned that the oxidation of soot particles in the atmosphere can increase the toxicity of soot in the lungs. For more watch this short video, The Secret Life of Soot.